Issues with balance and fall risk increases with age. Causes of fall risk include muscle weakness and neurological conditions and can lead to serious injuries such as fractures, ligament injuries, joint dislocations, and even head injuries. These injuries can lead to severe debilitation and decreased mobility or chronic pain. The physicians at Total Foot and Ankle of Tampa Bay specialize in evaluating and treating your fall risks. During your examination we will assess your muscle strength, motor nerves, sensation, and gait analysis. These assessments will help determine your best course of treatment. Treatments include physical therapy, referral to neurologist, and even custom bracing can help reduce fall risk greatly.
Call and schedule an appointment today with one of your physicians if you are having balance or fall issues.